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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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As below specs Linux OS can be Install? all driveres will be availabel releted to hardware? [duplicate]

OS Operating system FreeDOS Processor Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4210U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.7 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) MEMORY Memory, standard 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 4 GB) ...
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Ubuntu immediately 'forgets' sound input device setting

I have two microphones attached to my computer: one built into my webcam, and one as part of a USB headset. I'd prefer to to use the USB headset mic for sound input. When the computer boots, the ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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After update, Cheese doesn't find external webcam? Why?

After a resent update to Ubuntu 14.10, I can not use my external webcam with any of the programs for webcams. It only sees my laptop built-in webcam now. It use to give me a choose which cam I want ...
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Skype Video is very dark in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and facing issues with Skype Video calling. The Video is very dark for me and receiver almost it is 95% black. Previously I had windows on my laptop and there the skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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Creative USB webcam: microphone quality very poor

I have recently started using Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 32bit for my desktop pc. I am having troubles to set up my Creative USB Webcam (with built-in microphone). From the command "lsusb" I can see that ...
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My web cam does not work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to use my laptop's web camera on Chromium web-browser(Version 39.0.2171.65 Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit). I already have installed flash player and FlashPaper too, but the problem is the same: ...
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Block firefox from accessing webcam

I would like to disable the webcam for firefox. My notebook has a built in webcam with awful quality, not only I don't want people I interact with on firefox to know that I do have a webcam, whenever ...
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Slow motion video software program

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 ubuntu 64bit and I'm looking for a slow motion software package like slowmoVideo http://www.webupd8.org/2014/02/create-classy-slow-motion-videos-in.html I tried installing ...
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webcam the aplication - how to set ftp to number/timestamp files same way as they are in local archive

On Lubuntu 14.10 I have set a webcam to take picture every 5 minutes and upload to FTP and save in local archive with file name snap%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S.jpg. I would like to set the webcam app to upload ...
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Webcam not found on Ubuntu 14.04

My webcam does not work and says it's not found. After typing lsusb, my computer shows: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b28a Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd However, I have Sony Visual Communication ...
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Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked

While running cheese in desktop i get the following error report. adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ cheese (cheese:2711): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: The property GtkAlignment:xscale is deprecated ...
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My USB webcam is not being recognised

I have recently changed my computer software from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 14.04. I am aware of the app Cheese, and I know many people are struggling with the webcam not working with Cheese. For me, the ...
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Can another computer connect to my webcam via USB?

So I have my machine that has a webcam on it and I want to be able to access this webcam from another machine via USB. The other machine should be able to connect and see my machine as a webcam. ...
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HP VGA WEBCAM (USB) not working,

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61. I bought a HP VGA USB Webcam (#EW193AA) new. I immediately tried to use it with Cheese, just as many others have. It works fine for taking pictures, ...
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Applying an effect to camorama throught command line

My first question here : I'm doing some experiments here on my xubuntu 14.04 laptop with repositories' package of camorama. I would like to set up an automatism to launch automaticaly camorama when ...
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Webcam doesn't work on Skype

I want to have a video call with someone on skype and the video doesn't work. I have 4.3 Skype version. Some help.
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Take photo using webcam

I would like to take a photo from my webcam. As I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I wonder if there is a built-in way to achieve this or I need special software. If so can you suggest a good one?
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How to connect my logitech Quickcam Chat in Skype 4.3.0.37 when using Ubuntu 14.04?

I just installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The system runs on Ubuntu 14.04. Did the sound check in Skype and that works perfect, but I am unable to connect the webcam to Skype. I ...
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Webcam not working nor detected

I recently bought Acer Aspire E3-111-C10N (8GB version), and to my surprise webcam is not working. lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction ...
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Is it possible to reuse the extracted firmware file for isight without extracting it again on a new install of Ubuntu?

I have recently reinstalled 14.04 LTS on my MacBook 2,1 (early 2007). I have had the isight webcam working before following the method outlined on the Ubuntu MacTel wiki. I have copied the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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Programming project on video-stream

I'm new Ubuntu user, after experience with C#/Visual Studio programming at Windows. Now I would like to see, if I can still keep working with C# at Monodevelop: Which libraries or module I need to ...
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Webcam not detected in cheese, also not listed in lsusb

I have dell inspiron n5110 laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. Webcam works fine in windows. But in ubuntu , cheese shows "no device found". Here is my output of lsusb: Bus 002 ...
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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I ...
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Will Ubuntu support my machine features? [closed]

I'm looking to download and install the latest version of Ubuntu to replace the current version of Windows I had pre-installed on my machine when bought it. I have some really neat features on the ...
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Using webcam and getting v4l2 Error

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on my ideapad dual-booted with Win8, and have a problem with running a USB camera device. I am trying to use an eyetracker called "Pupil Lab," which consists of two USB cameras. ...
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Can ubuntu be compromised?

My main reason for switching over here from Windows was because with the release of Windows 10, the VP of Microsoft wrote in the ToS (Yes, I read this with my very own eyes while installing it) that ...
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BENQ C500 WEBCAM for Ubuntu

I would like to setup a BENQ C500 webcam in my computer, using Ubuntu 14.0, I have been trying to find the drivers but nothing successful at the moment. I will appreciate all your help. Regards.
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Screen recorder + webcam

Is there a program for Ubuntu that can capture your screen and your webcam at the same time?
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No webcam after 14.10 beta install

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 beta on my HP DV6000 Entertainment laptop. I can no longer access my built in web cam. I reinstalled Cheese to no avail. I get a "no device found" error message. When I tried ...
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v4l2ucp gui too big for screen

hi I am using v4l2ucp and the gui too big for screen (vertically). I have to change workspaces just to access the bottom portion of the gui. Is there a working version, or a script I can use to ...
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VLC stream to webcam input

Hi I am relatively new to Ubuntu and VLC. I am trying to simply find a way to output a file playing in VLC to the input of a pseudo-webcam, so that I can feed content into a website that has a webcam. ...
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How can you set the left right orientation of webcam?

I am using cheese and the WebCam is putting right left the wrong way round. Is there a way to solve this? It's an annoying problem, don't know why developers don't put this switch in to the basic ...
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Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema not working

It just don't work on cheese. From lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:075d Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema From dmesg, when re-connecting the cammera: [ 2098.426935] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, ...
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USB Camera not working Ubunutu14.04

I am trying to use an external usb web cam for a proyect in opencv, the problem is that i already install cheese and GTK UVC, and i can't make it work, i have been looking up for some driver ...
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how to stream webcam usinng ffmpeg [closed]

Im trying to stream a webcam on my server. I followed this tutorial, but http://www.area536.com/projects/streaming-video/ I get this long terminal output, which ends by saying [http @ 0x9c982a0] ...
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I cannot get Acer Orbicam to work properly Ubuntu 14.04 Acer Ferrari 5000

A number of people seem to be having similar problems with built in webcams. The system recognizes it but the image is all messed up. I tried to get the ov15x driver, but that doesn't appear to be ...
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My bash script depends on ffmpeg which was removed when I upgraded to 14.04. What to do? [duplicate]

I have a bash script to capture images using the webcam and it depended on ffmpeg. I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and noticed that ffmpeg was removed and this script wouldn't work anymore. ...
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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Chromium not working with the mic of my logitech 270 webcam

the mic on my Logitech 270 webcam has stopped working, but only on chromium. FFox is fine. Is there anything I can do to debug it? Btw I have tried changing the AV controls, alsa mixer, hangouts set ...
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How to use webcam with guvcview and vlc at same time?

I want use my webcam with both vlc and guvcview at same time. so i tried to create duplicate of /dev/video0 by using gst-launch -v v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! v4l2sink device=/dev/video1< ...
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install driver for ricoh r5u870 webcam

I'm trying to install the driver for the webcam for my Sony laptop. I got the driver from here, and I followed the installation guide. But I got the following error when I type in make: ...
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Video Stream Not Being Rendered Properly v4l2loopback WebcamStudio

What steps will reproduce the problem? Setup an Image/webcamfeed/video v4l2loopback option try streaming it What is the expected output? The Image/video/webcam feed What do you see instead? Don't ...
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Mic not working for Logitech C615HD in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I just ordered a brand new Logitech C615HD and connected it to my UbuntuGnome 14.04.1 LTS. In Skype the image works perfectly, but I am not able to get any sound; the mic is not working at all. I am ...
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Adobe Flash not recognizing camera in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus k55n. I use fire fox and for whatever reason my camera will not be recognized. I go to flash settings and it says "cannot find camera". It works with cheese. As ...
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Can't use webcam on laptop

I am using Acer Aspire 5734Z-4725 model with ubuntu 14.04. The problem is I can't use the webcam. I use Cheese to test the webcam and it said "No device found". I am new to ubuntu so a details ...
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Webcam works in browser, but not in Skype or Cheese

I have a Dell XPS 15 l502x, and I want to get my camera to work. It has been working in some previous versions of Ubuntu. I got no idea why it isn't working, and what to check to find out why. If ...